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insurgent

noun agitator, anarchist, demagogue, insubordinate, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, nihilist, radical, rebel, rebellis, reformer, renegade, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, seditionary, subverter, traitor
See also: disobedient, insubordinate, malcontent, radical, restive, uncontrollable

insurgent

a person or group that rises in revolt against an established government or authority but whose conduct does not amount to belligerency.

INSURGENT. One who is concerned in an insurrection. He differs from a rebel in this, that rebel is always understood in a bad sense, or one who unjustly opposes the constituted authorities; insurgent may be one who justly opposes the tyranny of constituted authorities. The colonists who opposed the tyranny of the English government were insurgents, not rebels.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 11 ( ANI ): At least 22 insurgents have been killed in ground and air operations conducted by the Afghan forces across the country.
BEIRUT -- Insurgents seized more parts of the northern Syrian province of Idlib on Saturday in a significant advance toward the government-held coast that seemed to signal new coordination among anti-government fighters, some using advanced anti-tank weapons.
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There is also concern about the security situation in the northern provinces where many foreign insurgents have been killed or injured in operations led by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
As the counterinsurgent has to comb through the masses, as if searching for a needle in a haystack, the insurgent has the problem of not putting all of his eggs in one basket, lest his whole network be compromised in a single bust.
The attacks were blamed on Taliban insurgents, hardline Islamists who have waged a decade-long campaign to topple the government of President Hamid Karzai, which is backed by 130,000 NATO troops.
The authors caution that unemployed men may still be drawn to insurgent activity--it's just that this correlation is "overshadowed by other forces.
In early morning operations, special forces troops shot dead two suspected insurgents in two separate firefights, while a third rebel fighter used explosives to blow up himself when troops moved in, Interfax reported citing a government spokesman.
Insurgent behavior depends upon the conjunction of motivation (of whatever nature and whatever source) with opportunity (whether defined in terms of risks, efforts or rewards of the act).
Irish Guardsman Lewis Wilby, from Neston, was weighed down by more than 60lbs of kit when he spotted the insurgent laying improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the village of Rahim Kalay, in the Upper Gereshk Valley, Afghanistan.
KABUL: NATO said it had killed at least 15 insurgents in an air strike in northeast Afghanistan on Friday.